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8 Great Linux Routers, from SOHO to Enterprise

May 03, 2010, 15:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Geier)

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"The Linux and the open source community doesn't just create great desktop and server solutions. They also create worthy router solutions, many which are open, free, and/or Linux-based. You'll find firmware replacements for open Wi-Fi routers that you flash or upload to the router. Additionally, there are Linux-based distributions that install onto generic Intel/AMD PCs or run as LiveCDs. Plus there are options for embedded systems, servers, and appliances.

"Here we're going to take a look at the most popular open source or Linux-based router projects. Now let's get started!

"DD-WRT

"DD-WRT is arguable the most popular, feature-rich, and well-maintained open source firmware replacement for wireless routers, embedded systems, and PCs. Its Linux software runs on compatible open routers and systems. The first versions of DD-WRT were actually based on the Alchemy firmware from Sveasoft, which we'll discuss later. The founder and main developer of DD-WRT is Sebastian Gottschall (BrainSlayer)."

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